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Rongali festival to begin from Feb 3

first_imgGuwahati, Jan 24 (PTI) The third edition of Rongali, a three-day festival to promote tourism and showcase the essence of Assams varied culture, will be held here from February 3.The festival will showcase the traditional houses, food, music, dance, way of life of different local communities such as Bodo, Mising, Karbi Dimasa, Tiwa, Ahom and Bhatias, Rongali Chief Organiser Shyamkanu Mahanta told reporters here today.Around 35 colourful dance forms, mask-making workshop from Samaguri Sattra in Majuli, Mati Akhara, Bhaona, Bihu workshop, musical performances and photography exhibitions are some of the major highlights of the festival.The festival also aims at developing the Brahmaputra riverfront as a major centre for aero-sports like parasailing, paramotoring and hot air-modelling, Mahanta added. The traditional Dragon Boat race or Naokhela will also be organised along with traditional local sports of the state.Indias top rock bands and musical talents will perform in each evening, he said. PTI DG NNlast_img

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